i made the bits above using premade items from my stash, (including some tags from k&co's madeline collection...with which i am seriously enamoured!) it didn't take long, and i was realllllly thrilled with the way they came out. then i decided to build a card to feature them. but somehow, i wound up with this instead:
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
the card that didn't wind up being the card i thought it'd be
over the weekend i came across these realllllllllllly cool tags; the artist calls them "narrative charms" and they are properly made bits of jewelry, with glass covers, fancy findings, metal bezels, and so forth. there is even a class one can take to learn how to make them. since i am a cardmaker rather than a jewelry enthusiast, i wanted something that LOOKED like these lovely examples, but lighter, quicker, and less technique-intensive.
basically, i wanted to *cheat*.
so i did!
(tags: k&co; charm: psx; eyelets: making memories; gold paint pen: pilot; other: jump rings, mini safety pin)
(cardstock: hobby lobby (thanks, stef!); patterned paper: daisy d's plus vintage sheet music & a page from a vintage french quidebook; rub-on& chipboard border: my mind's eye; diecut butterfly & flowers: k&co; florals: prima; sticky pearls: michaels; vintage eyelet (thanks, debb!); other: colorbox inks, 3m foam tape)
don't get me wrong, i really LIKE this card...it's got more bits from the madeline collection, and pretty flowers, and fun trimmings...but do you notice what it doesn't have?
uh huh: NO TAGS!!!
somehow, i just couldn't get them on there. ah well. i'll have another go later. in the meantime, i figure am halfway through my mother's day cardmaking duties. another one in a similar style, and i'll be all set! maybe that one will have dangly tags on it! :)